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Kinberg and Arad on Marvel Crossovers

21 April 2014 4:21 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The mega producers behind the biggest non-Marvel Marvel movies have been getting asked the same question an awful lot lately: What would it take for the non-Marvel Marvel movie characters to appear in a Marvel Marvel movie in a marvelous crossover of marvel proportions?

The producers in question, of course, are Simon Kinberg- who’s pulling the strings for the X-Men and The Fantastic Four over at Fox- and Avi Arad- the man behind Sony’s Spider-Man empire. The two men give wildly different answers, though, and their words provide some insight into what the studios may, or may not, have in mind for the future.

In Kinberg’s case, he’s all about it:

“Listen, I would love it. The dream to me – I almost feel like Martin Luther King or somebody. I see a world where everyone is joined together. The dream is, obviously, one day »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Spider-Man Producer Says Avengers Crossover is a Last Resort

19 April 2014 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

It has long been a pipe dream for fans to see Spider-Man swing by the likes of Captain America and Iron Man in a future "Avengers" film, but the likelihood of such a thing happening is small while various studios hold the screen rights to Marvel's characters. Even though a brief Easter egg almost happened in Marvel's The Avengers , longtime Spider-Man producer Avi Arad says that a full-fledged crossover between the two franchises will only happen when they've run out of ideas. "I think I'm probably a little bit of the militant here,"  A rad said in an interview with IGN . "I think it will take a moment in which we've run out of ideas. There's so much to tell »

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The Week in Spandex – The Amazing Spider-Man 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Batman vs. Superman, Guardians of the Galaxy, Beware the Batman, Batman Beyond and more

19 April 2014 5:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Venom, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Superior, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Batman vs. Superman, Beware the Batman, Batman Beyond, Son of Batman, Batman: Assault on Arkham, Arrow, Heroes Reborn and more…

Sony took the next step in its fledgling Amazing Spider-Man franchise this past week as the Marc Webb-directed sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2 swung into cinemas internationally ahead of a North American release on May 2nd.  In the UK, Germany, Spain and Belgium the film enjoyed the biggest opening day of the year so far, bringing in a total of $5.5 million on Wednesday and setting the Spidey sequel off to a solid start. You can check out our reviews of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 here, here and »

- Gary Collinson

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Producers Say Spider-Man Will Only Join X-Men or The Avengers When They Run Out of Ideas

18 April 2014 7:28 PM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

In a new interview with IGN, "The Amazing Spider-Man" producer Avi Arad revealed that the only way Spider-Man will end up in an "X-Men" film is when they completely run out of ideas. "I think it will take a moment in which we've run out of ideas," he explained. "There's so much to tell about Spider-Man. There's so much to tell about the Sinister Six. The relationship between Spider-Man and Venom will bring a whole other world in." Arad continued: "In the toy business we used to make toys glow in the dark when they weren't selling well and it gave at least another Christmas. We don't need it yet." Producer Matt Tolmach added that as soon as Spider-Man leaves his world and joins the "X-Men" or the "Avengers" franchises, it will feel like a gimmick. "If you were to do that, Spider-Man in the 'Avengers' is a stunt, »

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The Amazing Spider-Man Won’t Join The Avengers Any Time Soon

18 April 2014 6:28 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Though we’re getting sick of hearing it reiterated again and again, it looks like people just aren’t going to stop asking questions about a crossover between Spider-Man and the Avengers. The topic came up again recently when The Amazing Spider-Man producer Avi Arad spoke with IGN, where he told them that the cross-over that many fans are begging for won’t be happening any time soon.

The main reason Arad gives for avoiding a crossover is the fact that he believes the Spider-Man universe has more than enough source material, especially with the plans for Venom and Sinister Six films.

I think I’m probably a little bit of the militant here. I think it will take a moment in which we’ve run out of ideas. There’s so much to tell about Spider-Man. There’s so much to tell about the Sinister Six. The relationship between »

- Alexander Lowe

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Will a 'Spider-Man' / 'Avengers' Crossover Ever Happen?

18 April 2014 3:12 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier this week, we reported that a scene from 20th Century Fox's X-Men: Days of Future Past will be attached as an end credits scene in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which got many fans excited for possible Marvel crossovers between Sony, 20th Century Fox and even Marvel Studios. It was later revealed that director Marc Webb is still under contract at 20th Century Fox, and the studio would only let him make the sequel if Sony promoted X-Men: Days of Future Past for free.

When asked about the possibility of Sony joining forces with Marvel Studios and 20th Century Fox, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 producer Avi Arad revealed that a cross-over will only happen when the studios have run out of other ideas, although that likely won't happen anytime soon.

"I think I'm probably a little bit of the militant here. I think it will take a moment in which we've run out of ideas. »

- MovieWeb

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Garfield's "Spider-Man" Will Never Crossover?

18 April 2014 10:51 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Keen to see Andrew Garfield's "The Amazing Spider-Man" character crossover with the X-Men or "The Avengers"? You'll be waiting a hell of a long time.

Producer Avi Arad, who has been attached to all five live-action "Spider-Man" films produced thus far, tells IGN that basically such a crossover will only happen after he's out of this franchise:

"I think I'm probably a little bit of the militant here. I think it will take a moment in which we've run out of ideas. There's so much to tell about Spider-Man. There's so much to tell about the Sinister Six. The relationship between Spider-Man and Venom will bring a whole other world in.

We really feel very confident that we have so much to do. Peter Parker is unique; he's really different. He's not an Avenger. He's not an X-Man. He's unique and we revere that. And we'd rather work really »

- Garth Franklin

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The Amazing Spider-Man producers rule out Avengers crossover until “we’ve run out of ideas”

18 April 2014 7:49 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Despite the fact that Sony has laid out the future of its Spider-Man franchise with The Amazing Spider-Man 3, The Amazing Spider-Man 4, Venom and The Sinister Six, and Marvel Studios having reportedly mapped out the Marvel Cinematic Universe until 2028, it’s the question that just won’t go away… will we see Andrew Garfield’s wall-crawler appearing alongside The Avengers?

Marvel Studios may have kept quiet on the issue, but we’ve heard several comments from the likes of Garfield, director Marc Webb and others affiliated with the Spidey franchise raising hopes that we may get to see the big Marvel crossover one day. However, according to producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach, it’s not going to happen until the Sony franchise has “run out of ideas”.

“I think I’m probably a little bit of the militant here,” Arad told IGN (via Cbm). “I think it will »

- Gary Collinson

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Spider-Man/Avengers: No crossover until Sony is out of ideas

17 April 2014 2:12 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Spider-Man and Avengers will not get a movie crossover until Sony Pictures has "run out of ideas".

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach have said that a joint movie with the Marvel Studios property is not on the horizon.

Tolmach said that such a film would only be a "stunt".

"I think I'm probably a little bit of the militant here," Arad told IGN. "I think it will take a moment in which we've run out of ideas.

"There's so much to tell about Spider-Man. There's so much to tell about the Sinister Six. The relationship between Spider-Man and Venom will bring a whole other world in."

"You know Avi always refers to that question as a stunt," added Tolmach. "If you were to do that, you know, Spider-Man in the Avengers is a stunt.

"And I get why everybody - you know, fans and audience »

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Secret Deal Behind 'Spider-Man' / 'X-Men' Post-Credits Revealed

16 April 2014 2:56 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier today, we reported that fans who stay to the end of Sony's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 credits will be treated to a scene from 20th Century Fox's X-Men: Days of Future Past. While the scene does not tie the two franchises together, many have wondered why the rival studios would team up for this kind of cross-promotion, with speculation that they may be teaming up for some sort of superhero crossover in the future. Variety has a new report which reveals that a Spider-Man and X-Men hybrid movie is not in the works, and that there is a simple, contractual reason why this extra scene was added to prints of The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

When The Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb was in negotiations to make The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the talks hit a brief snag, since the filmmaker is still under contract to make one more movie with Fox Searchlight, »

- MovieWeb

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Marvel Confirms It Has Rights to 'Daredevil' Villain Kingpin and Elektra

16 April 2014 1:20 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in April 2013, Marvel Studios reclaimed the rights to Daredevil, after 20th Century Fox failed to get production started on their proposed reboot, which Joe Carnahan was at one time set to direct. What wasn't known at the time is whether Daredevil characters Kingpin and Elektra came with this deal. Today, Kevin Feige reveals in an interview with IGN that the studio does have the rights to Elektra in full and at least partial rights to Kingpin.

"Elektra I think we have. I think that was part of Daredevil, and that's clean and simple. Kingpin we either have or somehow share. I'm not 100 percent clear on that one."

Marvel currently has a shared rights deal for the characters Quicksilver and Scarlett Witch with 20th Century Fox, since these characters pop up in both the Avengers comics and the X-Men comics. The deal includes provisions that Marvel Studios can't reference the characters' X-Men history, »

- MovieWeb

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Paul Bettany Discusses Playing the Vision in Age of Ultron

14 April 2014 3:31 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 

J.A.R.V.I.S. is getting a reboot in the next Avengers film, being upgraded from computer servant to android superhero. Paul Bettany talked to Jimmy Kimmel about his new role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the Vision.

 

 

Paul Bettany is a talented actor, having been in Oscar-nominated films like A Beautiful Mind and Master and Commander: the Far Side of the World. He’s never been an A-Lister, but his role in the upcoming sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron could help raise his profile.  In previous Marvel films, he’s provided the voice of J.A.R.V.I.S., Tony Stark’s helpful computer AI. In the sequel, he’ll be playing the Vision, an android super hero who has been a member of the Avengers in the comics since 1968. The character was a revised version of earlier hero created by the legendary Jack Kirby in 1940, also called the Vision. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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"Captain America: The Winter Soldier": 'Scarlet Witch' Revealed

9 April 2014 6:19 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek a scene from the end credits of Marvel Studios' "Captain America: The Winter Soldier". featuring a first look @ Marvel Comics mutant, the 'Scarlet Witch' played by Elizabeth Olsen and and her brother 'Quicksilver' played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson :

The two characters are currently appearing in director Joss Whedon's currently shooting "Avengers" sequel, "Avengers: Age Of Ultron".

Scarlet Witch and her brother 'Quicksilver' were part of the 'second generation' of Marvel's "The Avengers" comic book team, originally recruited by 'Iron Man', under the leadership of 'Captain America'.

Created by writer Stan Lee and illustrator Jack Kirby, the Scarlet Witch debuted in Marvel Comics' "X-Men" #4 (March 1964).

She is the daughter of 'Magneto', twin sister of Quicksilver and paternal half-sister of 'Polaris'. 

The character has featured in four decades of Marvel continuity.

Scarlet Witch starred in two self-titled limited series with husband the 'Vision' »

- Michael Stevens

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8 female comic book characters who deserve their own movies

9 April 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

It's no secret that women have been neglected in comic book movies. Certainly, only a tiny number of female superheroes have so far made it to the big screen. Female leads are still shockingly rare, and even Joss Whedon only managed one out of six in his Avengers ensemble movie.

Things are looking up, with Scarlet Witch and Gamora coming to Avengers: Age of Ultron and Guardians of the Galaxy respectively, hints at a Black Widow solo outing, and Wonder Woman due to feature in the Batman vs Superman film - although, tellingly, not in her own movie.

It's time that the women of comics got some recognition. Here are our top picks from the many worthy candidates that we want to see in their own solo movies:

Wonder Woman

Who is she?

As if you need to be told. DC Comics's foremost heroine, she is a feminist icon »

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Drew Goddard Near Helming Deal For Spider-Man Spinoff ‘Sinister Six’

7 April 2014 5:00 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Breaking: Sony Pictures is nearing a deal with Drew Goddard to direct Sinister Six, the Amazing Spider-Man spinoff for the studio. Goddard wrote the script for this first of what Marvel and Sony hope will be a new film franchise that shapes up as an Avengers-like all-star team of bad guys. Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are producing. The original six villains were Doctor Octopus, Electro, Kraven the Hunter, Mysterio, Sandman and The Vulture. That lineup sounds about right, given that Venom has a movie of his own, with Alex Kurtzman already set to direct that one. Related: Sony Plans More Spider-Man Sequels & Spinoffs Why is Sony bullish on expanding the Spidey franchise? Like everyone, the studio is hungry for tentpoles, but there is another strategy at play. Much the way that Fox has held on to rights to Marvel’s X-Men franchise by pumping out spinoffs, Sony needs »

- MIKE FLEMING JR

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Kevin Feige on how 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' is all about Steve

4 April 2014 1:15 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has overseen the wildly successful Marvel Cinematic Universe since its inception. Yet much like the comic books that inspire the films, Marvel Studios is looking to bring about some big status quo changes with their latest motion picture event, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," debuting in stateside theaters today. Drawing heavily from Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting's 2005 "Winter Soldier" story in the "Captain America" comic book series, the film not only reintroduced Bucky (Sebastian Stan) as brainwashed assassin The Winter Soldier, it also, as previewed by the trailers, explores major trust issues between Captain America (Chris Evans) and S.H.I.E.L.D., the peacekeeping organization at the center of the McU. Cbr News spoke with Feige at last month's "Winter Soldier" press junket in Beverly Hills about what Marvel Studios was looking to say with this latest installment, the major role the film plays in setting up 2015's "Avengers: Age of Ultron, »

- Albert Ching, Comic Book Resources

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The Shield Beats Captain America to the Punch as the U.S.'s First Patriotic Hero

4 April 2014 11:27 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Captain America: Winter Soldier hits theaters and I have to say I'm very excited to see it. The flag-waving wonder is my favorite of the Avengers and certainly one of my top five characters from Marvel Comics. Although he's the most well-known, Cap isn't the first patriotic super hero to go up against foreign spies and bad guys for the good ole U.S. of A. That privilege belongs to Mlj Comics' The Shield.

For those not up on their comic book history, Mlj became Archie Comics and continues to publish stories about the teen heartthrob from Riverdale and all his buddies to this day. The Shield preceded Captain America as the first patriotic super hero by over a year. He first appeared in issue #1 of Pep Comics which was published in January of 1940. Marvel's red, white, and blue adventurer didn't make his debut until March of 1941.

Created by Irv Novick and Harry Shorten, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Eric Shirey)

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier – The Review

3 April 2014 9:30 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Six years don’t seem like that long a stretch of a time, but it’s long enough to create a universe. I should clarify, I mean a cinematic universe. You see, that’s just what they’ve done at Marvel Studios. And what a wondrous place it is! And movie-goers are now able to visit there more than once a year. Hard to believe, but it was back in 2008 that the famed comic book company (lovingly named “The House of Ideas” by Stan Lee himself almost fifty years ago) decided that they should have a more active role in bringing their characters to the silver screen. Media pundits scoffed since several of their biggest properties, namely Spider-Man and the X-Men, were locked down in movie deals with Sony and Fox. But Marvel (with Paramount) initiated their big screen dreams with Iron Man, and they’ve not looked back. That »

- Jim Batts

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Captain America History 101 – Redux

3 April 2014 8:22 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Well, the big day is finally here! After leading the Avengers in stopping an alien invasion Summer before last, our favorite shield-slinger returns to the multiplexes in an all new solo adventure (well, he’s got some help from the Black Widow and the high-flyin’ Falcon)! Before you head out, you may want to brush up on all things Steve Rogers (don’t worry, this won’t be on the final!)! Have fun and buy bonds!

Read my original review of Captain America Here.

Here’s my original article that ran on Wamg before Captain America: The First Avenger was released in 2011.

The very first appearance of the sentinel of liberty.

Okay fellow movie geeks! Ready for a bit of pop culture history? Before you head out to the multiplex this weekend to see Paramount’s Captain America: The First Avenger, let’s get better acquainted with the story of this star-spangled superhero. »

- Jim Batts

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"Avengers: Age Of Ultron": Enter 'Scarlet Witch'

1 April 2014 9:27 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take another look @ spoiler images of actress Elizabeth Olsen as Marvel Comics' mutant 'Scarlet Witch' on the set of director Joss Whedon's currently shooting "Avengers" sequel, "Avengers: Age Of Ultron":

As Sneak Peek first reported May 2012 about the Scarlet Witch appearing in "The Avengers 2", the character and her brother 'Quicksilver' were part of the 'second generation' of Marvel's "The Avengers" comic book team.

They were originally recruited by 'Iron Man', under the leadership of 'Captain America'.

Created by writer Stan Lee and illustrator Jack Kirby, the Scarlet Witch debuted in Marvel Comics' "X-Men" #4 (March 1964).

She is the daughter of 'Magneto', twin sister of Quicksilver and paternal half-sister of 'Polaris'. 

The character has featured in four decades of Marvel continuity.

Scarlet Witch starred in two self-titled limited series with husband the 'Vision' and as a regular team member in "Avengers".  

Scarlet Witch »

- Michael Stevens

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